Sharing A Family Favorite Recipe
For the past few weeks I’ve been craving protein or more specifically seafood. My first thought was if I’m craving protein there must be a deficiency. Similar to what this raw foodist states on her blog:
Are you craving a pure, unseasoned protein source, like chicken, eggs, or fish? You probably aren’t getting enough protein. I know, I know; that sounds like blasphemy coming from a fellow raw foodist. Indeed, human’s don’t need an enormous amount of protein to be healthy, but if you aren’t eating enough food on a raw diet (or if your digestion isn’t up to par), you can bet the farm you aren’t getting enough protein to thrive long-term. If ethical concerns don’t dictate otherwise, you can often squash this craving with a small amount of raw animal products; try tossing a couple of free-range organic eggs into a smoothie, for instance.
It seems logical to me, but as it turns out, there is little to no research that I could find to support food cravings as an indicator of a deficiency in your body. So, I’m adding a family favorite recipe to our menu this week, Spiced Shrimp Tacos. How very un-vegan of me, right? I could easily think and analyze this to death but, instead, I have decided to eat the tacos and enjoy every last bite. And, once my family gets over the shock, they will be thrilled when they see what’s for dinner!
Vegetarian Fajitas with Bell Pepper Salsa
Inner Goddess Detox Salad
Veggie Burgers and Grilled Veggie Packs
Asian Broccoli Slaw
Spiced Shrimp Tacos
Nutzo Protein Balls
Hummus and Carrots
- 1 c salsa
- 2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro (with extra for optional taco topping)
- 1/2 jalapeno (I use a bit more than 1/2 of the pepper)
- 1/2 tbs fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined medium shrimp
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp EVOO
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- dash of salt
- dash of cayenne pepper
- cooking spray
- 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
- 2 c packaged angel hair slaw
- pico de gallo (optional)
- guacamole (optional)
- Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl add shrimp and the next 6 ingredients; toss gently to coat.
- Arrange shrimp in a single layer on in a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 5 minutes or until shrimp are done, turning once.
- Heat tortillas according to package directions.
- To serve, top tortillas evenly with slaw, shrimp and salsa. Add your favorite taco toppings like guacamole and pico de gallo.
- Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)
Nutritional information does not include optional toppings.
Today I’m looking forward to my morning run and spending the day at the zoo with my family.